Do you ever wonder where the money is going to come from when you’ve reached the end of your money and you still have needs to meet? The answer is from God. God tells us He will provide for our needs. Read the following verses:
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ; What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we wear? For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ( Matthew 6:31-33)
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: the neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!” ( Luke 12:22-24)
“So do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring worries of its own. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:34)
“And can any of you by worrying add a single hour to the span of life?” ( Luke 12:25)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” ( John 14:27)
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
The key to these verses is that God will meet our needs not our wants or our desires. Needs are your basic food, clothing, shelter, utilities, and transportation. You might be saying that you don’t have or make enough money to cover these needs. Look at your needs and determine if they are as low as you can get them. Have you created a budget/spending plan/cash flow plan? Are you living in a home that you can afford?
When you go out to buy clothing, do you buy name brands? Do you shop at lower priced stores or even thrift stores? When you bought your car, did you finance it? Did you buy a good, used car, as opposed to a brand-new car? Did you stay within the recommended percentages for these basic budget items? When you buy more than you can afford because you want the best steak, the biggest home, or the latest model car, you are being unfaithful with God’s provisions for you. You are setting yourself up to be in debt.
If you have fallen into these traps, stop. Take stock of your expenses. If you cannot afford your home or your car, then sell them. If you don’t, you’ll continue to get deeper into debt. When you grocery shop, make a list and stick to it. Avoid buying impulse items or buying something because it’s on sale. Cut up your credit cards. Apply the snowball method to your debts.